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Here we are in Sedona, and I’ve never seen so many RV rentals in one place!
As we were checking in to our park, a couple in a Class A rental was also attempting to check in. This is how the conversation went:
CLERK: You’ll need to have a donut or a threaded sewer coupling.
Rental Dad: Ummm…. We’ve already had breakfast. Thanks though.
CLERK: And you’ll also need to have a hose support to keep a proper slope on your dump hose if you intend to leave it out.
Rental Dad: I don’t think she needs that, but hang on. Honey! Do you leave your support hose out on the slope?
Rental Mom: What!?!?
They were obviously new at this. After a quick husband/wife telepathic read-each-others’-minds decision, we offered our services on getting the couple set up. Well actually, I offered James’ services to set them up, because I know how much he likes sewage. I simply took pictures because I found it funny.
The couple was from Israel, and they were traveling with their 3 kids. They just picked up the RV and had plans to road trip for the next few weeks. What a way to see the country! The rental company gave them a quick 5 minute tutorial then sent them on their way. This thing must have cost them a fortune to rent! How can you send a complete novice out the door in a big rig like that with only a 5 minute primer?
Here’s James being a Good Samaritan.
Sedona seems to be an RV rental mecca. Have any of you noticed high numbers of rentals anywhere else in the US?
Unfortunately not all RV rental companies give proper training to their renters. Especially during peak season a lot of the companies just want to get people in and out as fast as possible. Sometimes its a lot better to rent directly from a private RV owner. You can rent directly from both private RV owners and dealers here: http://RVShare.com . 99% of the time if you rent from a private RV owner you will get a much more in depth training.